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Read these travel tips and travel with ease

November 4, 2018 in Blog

There are many decisions that you can expect to make in your traveling plans. Sometimes that preparation is part of the fun of the trip. This article has many helpful hints and pointers on making traveling arrangements and plans to help you stay focused on the fun and less on the stress.

If you are traveling for a wedding or special event, do not book your hotel room under the block of rooms reserved for the party. Hotels usually give these events the corporate rate, which is higher than other discounts that they offer. Try making reservations with your membership or hotel rewards program.

When you are traveling, it is important for you to bring along your own healthy food and snacks. Eating at fast food restaurants might be tasty, but you will not get any great nutritional value from them. You should pack your own foods that include fresh fruits, veggies, and cheese.

You should make a copy of your passport, visa, and credit cards and keep them in a safe place in your luggage. If you were to lose these important items while traveling having a copy of them can make it easier to get replacements or to cancel their services.

Here’s a traveling tip: Search the internet before you book your hotel room. Why? These days you can see your hotel room before you book it, especially if you’re staying in a resort. You can also see how close or far away you are from the beach.

When you are vacationing on a cruise ship and are visiting various destinations, beware of any excursions that are very inexpensive, and run by locals as opposed to the cruise line. You do not want to be stranded at the location or be taken advantage of. And, most of the time, the deals through the cruise ships have already been negotiated which makes them more cost effective for you.

If you are traveling light and planning to wash laundry as you go, use your daily shower as an opportunity to wash your underwear and even your lightweight shirt. It only takes a few moments and prevents you from building up a pile of laundry that needs to be washed all at once.

Be sure that you fully understand the difference between “nonstop” and “direct” flights. Both sound equal but they are not. A direct flight can actually touch down at other airports and there is a potential for any kind of a delay to happen while you are at that airport. The nonstop is going to take you straight to your destination.

Purchasing an entertainment package when visiting a city with many attractions can save you time and money. An entertainment package purchased in advance usually includes tickets to several area attractions, often at a discounted rate. This will take much of the stress out of a vacation, allowing you to walk past the long lines at the ticket counter when you arrive and get straight to the fun.

Making your traveling plans can be an enjoyable preamble to your trip and get it off to a great beginning. Use the tips and advice you learned in this article to help keep the fun in your travels, from start to finish.

Clever ideas for travel

September 24, 2018 in Blog

There is nothing more exciting than travelling. Whether you are going for a road trip to see something new in your own state, or heading off overseas for the very first time to visit a city you have always dreamed off, there are some travel basics that you should know. Here is a handy list of suggestions and tips that will make your travels a little smoother.

To help you avoid bringing back bedbugs or other undesirables to your home after you travel, a thorough inspection of your luggage should be performed. Make sure you set your luggage down away from furniture, preferably in a garage or a bathtub where you can make sure none of those critters get loose inside the home.

As a woman travelling alone, try to blend in with the culture of the country you travel to. Don’t wear flashy clothes and jewelry (even costume jewelry). Don’t draw undue attention to yourself, and always behave in a respectful manner. Avoid being alone, and become familiar with any destination well in advance to avoid being accosted.

If you are going on a cruise, a great travel tip is to wear your room key on your wrist. It’s not uncommon for thieves to take your room key if you leave it unattended for a few moments. Having the key on you at all times can prevent this from happening.

If you want to go on a family trip, especially during the summer, don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your airline tickets. If you do, you could find that your whole group may not be able to sit together or that there will be no seats left on a plane. Purchasing your airline tickets early, will also save you some money that you can use when you reach your destination.

When packing your bags for a trip on an airplane, always remember 3-1-1. Regulations limit the amount of liquids and gels passengers can have in their carry on luggage. When you take your bag through security, they will make sure you only have your travel-size toiletries which are less than three ounces and fit into a one quart zip top bag and only one bag per passenger.

Consider flying on holidays if you are looking for a cheaper fare. Many people do not want to deal with the hassle of being in an airport on a holiday so flights are usually much cheaper. If you plan an early morning flight, you will not miss any of the holiday festivities.

Reach out to your network. Social networking sites make it simple to get suggestions from your friends and pick their brains for information. Post a question about your destination and you’ll likely garner many responses. These instant answers are especially helpful when you are on your trip and looking for a place to eat ASAP.

Now that you have been enlightened on some of the fundamentals of travelling from reading the hints provided, there is nothing left now for you to do except to pack up the suitcase, decide on your final destination, and head off to delight in new sights, sounds, and experiences. Make sure you remember to pack your camera!

Caravan holidays travel and freedom

September 16, 2018 in Blog

If you like to travel but you like even more the feeling of freedom, the solution is obvious: a caravan. Long ago travelling by caravan meant giving up your comfort, nowadays this is not an issue. The ‘home on wheels’ gives you the wonderful feeling of freedom and security unique as well as all the comfort you need.

The desire for freedom, the atmosphere associated with the caravan hitched up to the back of the car and the smell of food cooked in the warm air of a beach campsite are the elements that make people love this way of holidaying and travelling.

No matter if the taste for travelling by caravans was raised by the memories of the excitement of arriving at the campsite when you were a child or by the need of coming back to the roots when people where travelling free, the enthusiasm of caravanners is infectious. The caravan offers a return to simpler holiday pleasures.

By returning to the origins of caravans and caravanning, you can find this way of travelling at gypsies and showmen who spent most of their lives in horse drawn caravans. Another historic fact for the story of caravans is that the world’s first leisure caravan was built by the Bristol Carriage Company in 1880 for Dr. W. Gordon-Stables. It was an 18 ft design, based upon their Bible Wagons, which the Doctor named “Wanderer”.

Now anybody can buy a modern caravan. Of course there are different sizes, from tiny two-berth caravans with no toilet and only basic kitchen facilities, to large, twin-axle, six-berth caravans with all the luxuries of a four-star hotel.

In the last ten years the popularity of caravans and caravanning increased in the UK, maybe due to the excellent summer weather, the fear of travelling abroad due to worries over terrorism, large increases in house prices, which provided people with the ability to raise capital by re-mortgaging their homes or just the need for a simpler holiday and more freedom. No doubt one of the reasons for the growth in popularity of caravanning has also been enhanced by the improvements in quality and facilities making caravan holidays possible at any time of the year not just summer months.

The features of a typical mid-range, modern caravan should be: Gas/Electric powered refrigerator, Gas/Electric powered stove, oven and grill, Gas/Electric powered water heater, one or more beds, some of which double-up as daytime seating, electricity supplied by battery or external hookup, toilet with removable disposal tank and flush-water tank, shower, Radio, TV aerial/satellite dish. They may also contain the following: Air, External barbecue points, Tow hitch stabilizers, CD players, awning or screen room, clothes washer and dryer, microwave.